Multi-scale sequence stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, and depositional environment of carbonate mudrocks in the Tuwaiq Mountain and Hanifa formations, Saudi Arabia
Carbonate mudrocks are heterogeneous at different scales. Linking the large-scale heterogeneity (e.g., sedimentary structure, and rock types) to the small-scale variations (e.g., micrite textures, pore types, and organic content) is essential for hydrocarbon exploration. This study examines a basinal interval of the Tuwaiq Mountain and Hanifa formations, Saudi Arabia, in an attempt to establish this linkage. Five lithofacies have been identified from core and thin sections. At this location, the Tuwaiq Mountain Formation is composed of shelf-derived wackestones to grainstones, and is dominated ...
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